Degrees and Certifications:
Minnesota Teaching License - K-6 Hamline University, December 2018 Master's of Arts in Teaching Hamline University, Summer 2023 Bachelors of Arts in Sociology of Law and Criminal Deviance University of Minnesota, December 2015
Mr. Chris Windman
My name is Mr. Windman, or as many students call me, Mr. W. My educational background started at the University of Minnesota for Sociology of Law and Criminal Deviance. I earned a Bachelor's of Arts in that field in 2015. My focus and research during my undergraduate education was the juvenile justice system. I was raised in New York and decided to pursue my undergraduate degree in Minnesota because of the opportunity to train for ice speedskating at the Roseville Oval. After coaching youth speedskating for multiple seasons, I realized my passion is working with young people. I started my Masters in Arts of Teaching at Hamline University in 2017. I received my license through Hamline's initial licensure program in the winter of 2018 and earned my Master's degree in 2023. I taught at Crossroads elementary as a 5th grade teacher from 2018-2020.
I currently teach 4th grade at Como Park Elementary. Along with helping students master their grade-level skills, I find great joy in seeing students work together to solve challenging problems and tasks. I strive to promote a positive learning community in my classroom. I hope to see every student grow to become lifelong learners, positive team-members, and problem-solvers.
Outside of school, you can see me spending a lot of time outdoors. I am still currently a youth speedskating coach at Midway Speedskating Club and spend much of my winter on the ice at the Roseville Oval. I also enjoy spending time on the ice of many metro lakes trying to catch fish. I love hiking, camping, barbecuing, playing softball and golfing. I also try to visit a new national park every year. When I am inside, I like to cook and watch sports.
Please feel free to reach out to me at any point.
Team W 2023/24 Schedule
7:15 - 7:50 am
Breakfast and Morning Meeting
7:50 - 8:50 am
Foundational Skills and Writing (Extra Specialist on Monday and Tuesday)
8:50 - 9:40 am
9:40 - 11 am
Math Lesson, Math Groups, Math Practice
11:00 - 11:30 am
Reading Lesson and Read Aloud
11:30 - 11:50 pm
11:50 - 12:20 pm
12:20 - 1:00 pm
1:00 - 1:50 pm